The event will be held at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, the Hague
|Date||17 September 2018|
|Time||13:00 - 17:00|
Trust and deference are crucial mechanisms of interaction and cooperation between legal authorities in the World. For the purpose of this workshop, deference means that an authority does not make its own assessment or decision in a particular matter but relies on the judgment of another authority. The basis for this deference is trust in the second authority. It ultimately means that the deferring authority puts its trust in the authority it defers to. It has trust that the second authority makes a correct decision in matters of fact and law, especially the rule of law.
This workshop complements a first workshop hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance of the University of Amsterdam in June 2018 on Trust and Deference between Legal Authorities in Europe. Our aim is to study the operation of trust-based legal interactions between authorities in the international legal context. To do so, we zoom in on two particular areas of (private and public) international law in which we believe legal mechanisms embodying trust and deference play a visible role in practice: international economic law and the transnational circulation of judgments and awards.
13:00 Opening – Prof. Janne Nijman (Asser Institute)
13:15-14:45 - Panel 1 – Trust, Distrust, and Deference in International economic law - Dr. Enrico Partiti (Asser Institute)
15:00-16:30 - Panel 2 – Trust, Distrust, and Deference in the Transnational Circulation of Judgments/Awards - Dr. Antoine Duval (Asser Institute)
16:30 - 17:00 - Closing Comments
17:00: Closing Reception